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What I wore: green lace skirt

What I wore: Zara green lace skirt, denim shirt and pastel statement necklace | www.angelinthenorth.com

This skirt was one of those pieces you see on a rail in a shop, you grab, try on, buy and love. It instantly made me think of those beautiful Burberry looks unveiled at the SS14 show at Kensington Gardens, all dreamy pastel and lace. That said, it's a fairly bright shade of green but I've tended ...

Friends of Ham and Shears Yard

Friends of Ham, Leeds

Recently, we've got into a bit of a rut going out in Leeds. It's not something my friends and I do all the time, being in our 30s and having responsibilities like bills and babies. But it just so happened that I had plans to go out in the city for two Saturdays on the trot. On ...

DIY 1st birthday photo frame

DIY first birthday gift: month-by-month photo frame | www.angelinthenorth.com

Recently the daughter of one of my best friends celebrated a big milestone - her first birthday! My DIY gift to her was this: a pretty boxed frame showing month-by-month how she's grown. Don't you think it's amazing to see, during those precious early months of life, how much children change and grow from scrunched-up newborns ...

What to do in Ilkley?

Toast House cafe, Ilkley, Yorkshire | www.angelinthenorth.com

Some of my girls and I have recently booked to spend another weekend holed up in a cabin in the Yorkshire countryside this summer. You might have read that we did the same thing last year, and it was idyllic. I mean, it rained the whole time, but that kind of made it more fun... Nothing could ...

Living room design ideas

Dark sofas with colourful style via Apartment Therapy

Pretty soon, we'll be ready to start work on destroying renovating the downstairs of our house. So my head is currently whizzing with ideas about how I'd like the living room and kitchen diner to look. Certainly for the lounge, my Pinterest board tells me I'm usually drawn to neutral floors and walls with standout accessories. (via Apartment Therapy) (via ...

Highstreet Outlet

Topshop embellished shoulder yellow jumper.jpg

A little while ago, I was introduced to Highstreet Outlet. It's an online store selling brands like Zara, Topshop, Boden, Dorothy Perkins and Monsoon for a fraction of the price products sell for in the shops. And a lot of it is current season! Highstreet Outlet kindly let me choose a couple of items for review. This lemon ...

Bo Carter: ‘Forgotten Leeds’

Bo Carter fashion boutique

In the couple of years I've been writing this blog, Bo Carter's name has cropped up several times as one of the leading lights in Leeds fashion. She was born in Poland, had a spell in Holland, but moved to the UK 14 years ago and now calls Yorkshire home. "I would definitely call myself Cosmopolitan," she ...

Yorkshire Three Peaks

Yorkshire Three Peaks: Pen-y-ghent | www.angelinthenorth.com

A few weeks ago, you might have read this moving account by one of my best friends Emma about living with a child with a serious illness. Her 18-month-old son Freddie, my godson, has chronic liver disease. Emma talked about how one of the ways she and her family have coped since the diagnosis has been to ...

Advintageous vintage fair

Advintageous Spring Vintage fair, Ridings Centre, Wakefield | www.angelinthenorth.com

I didn't keep quiet about how much I loved the Advintageous vintage fair when it came to Wakefield last spring. It brought a usually tired and quiet shopping centre to life with dancing, foot-tapping, victory rolls and red lipstick. So I was keen to go back this year and, as luck would have it (or perhaps good ...

Mother’s Day afternoon tea

Marmalade on the Square tea room Wakefield | www.angelinthenorth.com

I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day yesterday. I took my mum for afternoon tea at a gorgeous tea room that opened a few months ago in Wakefield. Marmalade on the Square is housed in a rather fabulous three storey corner building that is more than 100 years old. Inside it's prettily decked out with shabby chic ...

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